Antique Memes

Wanderings through university and library image collections; etchings, leaflets, prints, lithographs, relics of yore. Items digitized from before the digital age. Let's remember what we forgot. Lest we forget.

ANTIQUE - collectible old item: a collectible decorative or household object that is valued because of its age, the style, traditions, and qualities of ancient times, old and often valuable, of interest to collectors

MEME - a cultural characteristic passed down through generations: any characteristic of a culture, e.g. its language, that can be transmitted from one generation to the next in a way analogous to the transmission of genetic information

Permalink Caricature of Viola Tree. (1901-1915)
Permalink [Woman tossing coins or flowers (?) over a female figure reclining on a ram.] by Félix Hilaire Buhot. 
Permalink Watercolor wash of pale salmon white floods out from the middle of paper with a tiny head of Fuller with loose hair at the center presented on a dark green/ blue ground/ In the foreground an assortment of artist tools: palette, triangle, compass, inkwell, t-square, brush, paint tube, as well as a top hat, are animated with stick figure arms and legs in various antic poses of worship and amaze in the light flooding from by A Loïe Fuller, 1895.
Permalink [Man laughing, drinking & smoking]
: Drawings, engraved plates, printed excerpts, etc. of tobacco interest from the 18th and 19th century, especially assembled for George Arents, Jr.
Permalink Image Title
:  Aszatka.
: Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973 — Costume designer
Published Date
: [1926]
: Gouaches
Item Physical Description
: Gouache, 35.5 x 25.2 cm.
: Costume (two views) for a Nubian girl in Mordkin’s ballet for the Mikhail Mordkin Russian Ballet (Company). 
Title: [Circus sketches: acrobats and circus animals]
Creator(s): Rothengatter, Emil, artist
Date Created/Published: [between 1800 and 1920]
Medium: 1 drawing.
Image Title
:  [Sheet of drawings from L’autographe du Salon.]
: Avery, Samuel Putman, 1822-1904 — Collector Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883 — Artist
Created Date
: [1865]
Specific Material Type
: Photomechanical prints
Permalink Lamª 1 figª 1ª. [Diagram of proportions of man, front.](1715-1724)
Permalink  Title: Tenements under Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Bridge tenements)  
Creator(s): 						 				Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926, artist  
Date Created/Published:  					[ca. 1909] 
Medium: 			     					   				 					1 drawing on textured cream paper : charcoal ; sheet 29.3 x 23.2 cm. 
Summary: 					New York City. Diagonal view of crowded street, scribbled figures on sidewalks, wagon on street. In background, dominating scene is Brooklyn Bridge, twin arches of support showing sky beyond.
Title: [Edward H. Harriman as a pirate]
Creator(s): Nankivell, Frank A. (Frank Arthur), 1869-1959, artist
Date Created/Published: 1906 Dec. 12 [publication date]
Medium: 1 drawing : India ink over pencil on bristol board ; 57.3 x 35.1 cm. (sheet)
Summary: A full-length caricature of Edward Henry Harriman as a pirate, brandishing a pistol and a sword.
Part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress)
Permalink Object types
Materialspaper Techniquesdrawn Production personDrawn by Edward John Gregory Date1882-1897 (about)Schools /StylesBritish 
DescriptionStudy for the picture ‘Boulter’s Lock’; whole-length woman sitting to front, left hand on a pole, head turned downwards and looking at a baby sitting before her and seen from behindWatercolour, over graphite
Title: [Departure of Jacques Charles and Marie-Noel Robert’s ‘aerostatic globe’ balloon from the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, on Dec. 1, 1783]
Date Created/Published: [1783?]
Medium: 1 drawing : graphite, ink wash, opaque white, and gilt.
Summary: Drawing shows Jacques Charles and Nicolas Marie-Noel Robert standing in their hydrogen-filled balloon waving flags, beginning their ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, with the Versailles Palace in the background. Thousands of spectators are gathered in the foreground to witness the first manned gas balloon flight.
Image ID: 1112147
A dish of fruit from Liberia - pineapples, papaw, avocado pear, mangoes, orange, coconuts, and bananas. (1906)